Dunn Museum

1899 W. Winchester Road Libertyville, IL 60048

Phone: 847.968.3400

Website | Reservations | Map | Email

Entrance Dryptosaurus Gallery Gift Shop


The nationally accredited Dunn Museum holds a treasure trove of history about Lake County, Illinois. Visitors are invited to take a chronological walk from prehistoric times to the present through interactive exhibitions, authentic artifacts, reproductions, and audiovisual displays. Each gallery includes a touch screen that directs visitors to different forest preserves to see firsthand where the history took place. The Museum also features temporary special exhibitions.

The Museum is named for Bess Bower Dunn (1877–1959), Lake County’s first official historian. Bess traveled throughout the county photographing historic sites and meeting with residents to record their stories. She personally acquired many of the artifacts and documents that are now part of the Dunn Museum’s priceless collections

Gallery Hours

Tuesday: 10 am–4:30 pm
Thursday: 10 am–4:30 pm
Saturday: 10 am–4:30 pm
Sunday: 12–4:30 pm

On the first and third Thursdays of every month, enjoy FREE programs and admission from 5–8 pm. Sponsored by USG. View Programs»


Shopping and Services Information

Cicadas of Lake County at Dunn Museum
The cicadas are coming! Learn about the unique, 17-year lifecycle of period... View More
Cicada Crafts and Exploration at Dunn Museum
Drop-in to learn more about the cicada phenomenon at the Dunn Museum throug... View More
Time Travelers at Dunn Museum
7/29/24 - 8/2/24
Travel back in time and journey through Lake County’s unique history.... View More

Special Offers
Calendar of Events
Lake County Libation Trail
Free Visitors Guide
Tour Itineraries
Print Page
Road Trips Video